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Heavy Equipment Manufacturer Secures 100-Year Legacy With Global IT and OT Protection

“We had a legacy switching network with an outdated Wi-Fi overlay and an added security layer that was no longer adequate to protect our assets. What we needed was something more stable and scalable, with security integrated at its core.”

– Miguel Borges, IT Director, Galucho


With a need to modernize its IT infrastructure and securely integrate its operational technology (OT) environment with its IT network, equipment manufacturer Galucho needed a secure, resilient solution that could scale and adapt to its changing requirements. The company also required secure access to data and applications across its large manufacturing facility. All of these challenges needed to be addressed without introducing more complexity and operational costs.

After a competitive review, Galucho selected Fortinet. With FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) and FortiManager for centralized management, Galucho gains visibility into OT network assets and can monitor OT traffic flows and create new policies. On a separate zone for its enterprise (IT) side of the network, the company integrated FortiSwitch Ethernet switches and FortiAP access points into the security architecture. FortiClient endpoint protection and FortiMail help enhance ability to monitor compliance with data privacy regulations. Not only is security more effective with the integration of the solutions, but managing it all under the same interface as a logical extension of the Fortinet Security Fabric reduces time and resources spent managing it.

Read how Galucho can now be more proactive in supporting its business in this case study.

Business Impact


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Better protection of manufacturing and customer data distributed across factories in several countries

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Secure wireless communication within production facilities and between production and management parts of the business

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Enhanced ability to monitor compliance with data privacy regulations

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Greater IT effectiveness and reduced burden on the staff through integrated network and security operations

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